Shawn and Sara I feel your pain. I have myself a beautiful companion that was resuced from an abusive situation. When I got he I guess she had been kicked around and hung up by her back feet. She has been with me for 6 years now. She is the most loving and friendly cat you could ever know, but I can tell you I was the first person she trusted after being rescued. Its an amazing thing when you end up with a bond like this with a cat. I spent a month with nothing but gas money and PB sandwiches to get Misty's bills paid and get her into a safe home. She has returned the support emotionally as well. The last year I have been on disability fighting to keep my toe and foot. The amazing thing has been every time theres been an infection setting in, I have been able to tell by her actions, no matter where I end up sitting or laying down w my foot up she will be there as close to me as possible nuzzling and purring til I am able to sleep. Have faith, there are alot of loving caring people out there. With what you've described of his personality anyone who is just thinking bout adopting him will just melt at his personality despite the cruelty shown to him by people. It people like you who are Saints to these poor animals victimized by the jerks of our society.
God bless you and the Corfu-Darien Vet Clinic